The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star dropped quite a bombshell in the new season’s trailer for her show: after learning that she’s pregnant with her second child, she decided that it would only be fair to her 4-year-old son Jace if she had an abortion. Here’s why I think she made the right choice not to abort the baby.
Jenelle Evans came under tons of criticism for getting pregnant with her second child when she does not even have custody of her son Jace, but she has no tougher critic than herself. After weighing her situation, she thought it wouldn’t be fair to Jace for her to bring another baby into their dysfunctional family. Somewhere along the way, Jenelle decided not to go through with an abortion, and now speaks out about the excitement she has about growing a family with her boyfriend, Nathan Griffith.
Jenelle Evans Considers Abortion, But Made The Right Choice To Have Her Baby
“It would be selfish to Jace if I had another child,” Jenelle revealed in the newly released Teen Mom 2 trailer. “I decided that I am going to have an abortion.”
This was a shocking revelation from Jenelle, and she obviously didn’t take the decision lightly. The fact that she was putting thoughts of her son’s needs and considering his future is a huge step forward in and of itself. Fast forward a bit to the present, and Jenelle was proudly showing off her tiny baby bump on Instagram on Dec. 16, so she obviously decided to now have a second baby.
I think she made the right choice. While I agree that it’s really not fair to her son for her to have another child, she can’t change all the past ways she hasn’t been there for him simply by having an abortion. Jenelle is in a completely different situation in her life right now than when she learned she was pregnant with Jace — for starters, she was only 16 then and she’s 21 now. While she’s still young and not exactly in the most ideal position to become a second-time mom, hopefully she is more mature and can use her new baby as an inspiration for her to stay sober, fight her demons, and be there for her son and her second child as they grow up.
Plus, Jenelle previously miscarried her ex Courtland Rogers‘ baby, and admitted to having one previous abortion, so she already knows what that kind of loss is like — and is doing things differently this time around.
Jenelle Evans Embraces Her Family Unit
In her moments of emotional clarity, Jenelle realizes that what she is really trying to do is establish a solid family, and she really sees a future with her boyfriend, Nathan. “We just want a child of our own that we can raise together as a family, and we want a stable relationship for Jace and [Nathan’s] daughter, [Emery]” Jenelle told MTV when she publicly announced her pregnancy. “We just want to settle down.”
While we can’t predict if Nathan’s really “the one” for Jenelle, how her life will change in the future, or what legal woes or boyfriend drama will come her way — if she is making the effort to surround herself with a loving family, she can’t be faulted.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think Jenelle made the right choice?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski